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Homebuyer
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Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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What HomeBuyers Survey should I pick for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pagham

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pagham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Pagham) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pagham

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Pagham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Pagham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Pagham property's condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Pagham Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are interested to acquire we noticed that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - does a the Pagham surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Pagham a qualified surveyor should usually mention the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Surveyor should also report back on concerns such as inspecting any external installations, for example external sockets. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will form part of the Homebuyer report in Pagham. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician on the property will form part of the survey in Pagham .

The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when purchasing older property in Pagham? What effect will the structure have on maintenance?

A property's age can be problematic. Homes employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Pagham's conservation areas, Traditional materials may be required. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a property in Pagham. Will the Pagham Home Buyers Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from sub-soil shrinkage to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Pagham surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Pagham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Pagham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Pagham property's condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Pagham Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are interested to acquire we noticed that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - does a the Pagham surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Pagham a qualified surveyor should usually mention the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Surveyor should also report back on concerns such as inspecting any external installations, for example external sockets. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will form part of the Homebuyer report in Pagham. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician on the property will form part of the survey in Pagham .



The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when purchasing older property in Pagham? What effect will the structure have on maintenance?

A property's age can be problematic. Homes employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a drain to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Pagham's conservation areas, Traditional materials may be required. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues? I am buying a property in Pagham. Will the Pagham Home Buyers Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from sub-soil shrinkage to soil swelling, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Pagham surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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